Armitage Shanks offers NHS trusts key thermostatic training
Leading washroom manufacturer for the commercial and healthcare sectors, Armitage Shanks, is offering free onsite training on the use and maintenance of its Markwik taps to NHS trusts across the country.
Developed specifically for trusts using the Markwik range, the training sessions will be carried out by expert service engineers, who will share knowledge and best practice guidance for the upkeep and use of the mixers in healthcare settings.
Thermostatic taps like Markwik are an integral part of healthcare facilities, featuring thermostatic valves, which are essential in preventing scalding, decreasing the risk of waterborne pathogens, and minimising risks to staff and patients alike.
The programme addresses tasks including thermostatic tap purging, cleaning inlet strainers, and helping staff to better diagnose supply or temperature issues quickly and easily. After receiving the training, staff at clinics and hospitals will be better equipped to prevent issues and breakages and reduce maintenance costs.
Speaking on the training, Stacey Seagrave, Senior Product Manager of Non-Residential Fittings, at Ideal Standard and Armitage Shanks, said: “We’ve been supplying hospitals and NHS trusts in the UK for decades, making sure staff and patients have the best fixtures and fittings possible. Having deep roots in the healthcare sector, we’ve developed a real understanding of where we can make life simpler for healthcare professionals, from clinicians to engineers and maintenance staff. We know that by giving teams the knowledge and equipment they need, we’re helping them to provide the best care to patients.
“When it comes to thermostatic taps, these fixtures have a real impact on the care people receive, as well the ability of staff to effectively do their jobs. Our Markwik 21 and 21+ thermostatic mixer taps have been designed to perform in the demanding, high-intensity environments of healthcare settings. So, by providing the training needed to make sure these taps continue to perform, we are helping to keep people safe and operations running more smoothly.”
The training has been developed to be as easy to access as possible, with attendees requiring a Markwik tap set up away from patients and a couple of spare hours with the relevant team members. Main beneficiaries will include estates departments, contract personnel responsible for safe water delivery and infection control and authorising engineers.